học nhi bất tư, tắc võng

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 學而不思則罔,思而不學則殆, whence also the Japanese 学びて思わざれば則ち罔し.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [hawk͡p̚˧˨ʔ ɲi˧˧ ɓət̚˧˦ tɨ˧˧ tak̚˧˦ vawŋ͡m˦ˀ˥]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [hawk͡p̚˨˩ʔ ɲɪj˧˧ ɓək̚˦˧˥ tɨ˧˧ tak̚˦˧˥ vawŋ͡m˧˨]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [hawk͡p̚˨˩˨ ɲɪj˧˧ ɓək̚˦˥ tɨ˧˧ tak̚˦˥ vʲawŋ͡m˨˩˦]

Idiom[edit]

học nhi bất , tắc võng

  1. If one learns without thinking, one will be lost in his learning.